Implementation of a Real-Time, Paratransit Scheduling System at DART

by Marc A. Soto, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, United States,
Keith W. Forstall, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputers in Transportation


Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) implemented the GIRO/ACCES paratransit scheduling system for its HandiRides and DARTABOUT paratransit programs. HandiRides serves elderly and disabled persons in the DART service area; DARTABOUT is a suburban dial-a-ride available to the general public. The new scheduling system, installed on a Digital MicroVAX 4000, allows reservation agents to automatically locate customer pick-up and drop-off addresses via a geographic information system (GIS) database.

Subject Headings: Rapid transit systems | Geographic information systems | Automated transit systems | Information systems | Public transportation | Computer programming | Databases | United States | Texas

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